Robert Lee Broderson, 28, of rural Detroit Lakes, was charged in Becker County District Court with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor DWI in an all-terrain vehicle.
According to court records, on May 4 a Detroit Lakes police officer saw a white Yamaha ATV pull onto Highway 34 in Becker County at a high rate of speed. The driver, allegedly Broderson, failed to stop at a stop sign and failed to signal a turn.
The officer tried to pull him over and he fled on Highway 34. The ATV stalled briefly, then took off again, with Broderson allegedly driving in the Highway 34 ditch, where he launched the ATV off an approach. The pursuit lasted about four miles, and he had to be tased by the officer before he could be arrested. He was apologetic and appeared dazed, telling the officer he had been drinking too much. A sample of his blood was sent to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for testing.
He was scheduled to appear for an omnibus hearing July 15 before District Judge Gretchen Thilmony.